Philipsen isn't ready for that role yet. He isn't even a pure sprinter to begin with. As for Jakobsen, he's clearly won out over Hodeg, and for a team like Quickstep, there are a lot of chances for Jakobsen (who isn't the finished article yet either) to compete, as one of two sprinters. Quickstep always had more than one sprinter, and they usually won more than at other teams.42x16ss said:With Viviani and Gaviria ahead of them in their respective teams, I wouldn't be surprised. Especially with Gaviria only being a couple of years older than Philipsen.Logic-is-your-friend said:Can't see Jakobsen leaving QST or Philipsen leaving UAE. Don't have high hopes for Hodeg tbh. Sam Bennett could be a steal.42x16ss said:They can't. The only thing he's done since 2013 is have a good TDF in 2016. They're best off going after someone like Jakobsen, Philipsen, Hodeg, or even Sam Bennett and using the change from Cav's salary to get a talented neo pro.Screecher said:This is the end. There's no way DD will give him a contract for next year.